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Development Assistance for Health Database 1990-2018


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2018
Series or system 
Data type

This version of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) Database includes estimates for 1990-2018, which are based on project databases, financial statements, annual reports, IRS 990s, and correspondence with agencies. The DAH Database enables comprehensive analysis of trends in international disbursements of grants and loans for health projects in low- and middle-income countries from key agencies. The data are disaggregated by source of funds, channel of funding, country and geographic region, health focus areas, and program areas. New in 2018: the addition of China as a source of funding; the inclusion of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and European Economic Area as channels of disbursements; and the addition of drug resistance/antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a program area.

To understand the framework used to track DAH, users of the database should review IHME's Financing Global Health 2018 report and methods annex.